It seems that everyone’s favorite season is Fall. I am one of those people! With all the leaf colors and being able to wear cozy sweaters for the perfect temperature weather, there is so much to love about this time of year. Whatever it is about the Fall season you like most, there are some things that, as home owners, you should be getting done before Old Man Winter comes along and we will be stuck in the homes that you just got! Here are some items that the experts recommend doing this Fall to keep your home warm, comfortable, and top notch.
Check your furnace filters and probably just replace them:
So many homeowners forget about this simple chore that should be done about every other month to keep your furnace running at its best and to keep that heating bill down.
Check for drafts and put some weather stripping on your windows and doors:
Some windows are better than others, but if you want to make sure you are nice and sealed in for the winter, get some weather stripping at any hardware store. It is super simple and cheap way to keep your home warm this winter.
Clean out you gutter:
I don’t have any trees in my yard, but many homes in town do. So, clean out all these beautiful autumn leaves from your gutters and put them in your leaf pile in the yard to jump in later!
Drain your outdoor faucets, blowout sprinkler systems and put away the garden hoses:
This item is super important to do before the frost comes. It will save you from your pipes from freezing!
Check your smoke detectors or replace them if it is time:
Something very common in Wyoming are woodstoves and fireplaces. A great heat source for many but it can be more dangerous that the furnace. So, make sure your smoke detectors are less than 10 years old and that they are all operational. Also, for those who have stoves, clean those chimneys!
Lastly, if you are new to the Wyoming area and winter, a great idea is to have an emergency winter car kit. I have one with warm clothes, water, etc. You just never know! It has come in handy many times!
I hope you have a great rest of the year in your new home!